This is your home – The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

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This is your home – The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

It might seem that once the Dodd family was settled in a home of their own Cyrus would let go of the regrets he’d carried around for over a decade, but that’s not what happened.

Prudence Greenly’s furniture appeared out of place in the small house. The sofa was too long for the living room wall and had to be set cattycorner with one arm blocking part of the doorway. In the course of moving the dresser into the upstairs bedroom, a knob had been knocked off and the bottom drawer now had to be jiggled open. With the furniture so at odds with the house, it served as a reminder of things to be regretted.

On the day they’d moved out of the Greenly house, Cyrus left a check for five hundred dollars on the kitchen counter. It was an amount he considered fair payment for the furniture and furnishings. At the time he’d felt proud not taking charity but now such a sum seemed hardly justifiable, especially since the furniture was such a poor fit for the house.

Then there was the issue of Joy, who for the first two weeks sat on the steps looking weepy-eyed. When Cyrus asked what was wrong, she said she missed her home and her friends.

“This is your home,” he answered, but then she started to cry harder and he was stuck with no other answer to give.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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